Commercial & Facilities

Large enterprises distributed over vast distances face considerable security challenges when it comes to protecting their assets through access control, video surveillance and alarms. SIA membership consists of the world’s leading manufacturers and integrators of commercial security solutions to provide assurance to these organizations.

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Security Industry Association Announces 2018 Legislator of the Year and Statesman Award Winners

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Sens. Orrin Hatch, John Thune and Gary Peters, Reps. Dan Donovan and John Rutherford and Security Industry Veteran Rob Reiter Will Be Honored at SIA GovSummit SILVER SPRING, Md. – The Security Industry Association (SIA) has announced the recipients of its Legislator of the Year and Statesman Awards for 2018. The awardees will be honored…

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SIA Technology Insights Spring 2018 issue
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SIA Technology Insights – Spring 2018

In every issue of SIA Technology Insights, we try to look to the cutting edge (and sometimes even to the bleeding edge) of security technology, to ensure you stay current with the steady whir of technology change. In that spirit, we start this issue off with two technologies – social media and facial recognition – that are seeing great adoption in the consumer space and poised to be adopted for security and safety applications.

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The Puppy Movement

A new vision for security When we think of security, we often think of products. We think of fences with concertina wire on top, big bold cement blocks, or at the very minimum a jersey barrier to prevent vehicular threats. We think of armed soldiers walking the streets in Europe and stationed in “places of…

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SIA New Member Profile: Cobalt Robotics

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Few technologies capture the imagination like robots, and Cobalt Robotics is a new company that manufactures robot patrol guards! The company, based in Palo Alto, California, is a new member of the Security Industry Association (SIA), and we were pleased to catch up with CEO and Co-founder Travis Deyle to discuss why patrol robots offer…

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SIA Opposes Right to Repair Legislation

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Recently, the Security Industry Association (SIA) expressed opposition to legislation that requires original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of digital electronic products to disclose proprietary diagnostic, source code and repair information to independent repair shop owners (IRO) under a concept known as “Right to Repair.” So far in 2018, lawmakers in five states have introduced Right to…

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Touring the Javits Center Security Command Center

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Inside the command center for security operations of the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, a digital screen on a side wall reminds personnel of the sort of threats they could face at the cavernous convention center. A screen represents a timeline of recent terror attacks; observations and suspects related to local New York City crimes…

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How Business Tax Reform Benefits the Security Industry

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Last month, Congressional Republicans and senior officials in the Trump Administration released their Unified Tax Reform Framework, and work on tackling a campaign pledge to overhaul the nation’s tax laws began in earnest. More details are expected from the Congressional tax committees as early as this week. Their goal is to enact the most sweeping…

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SIA Announces Rose M. Littlejohn, PwC Managing Director for Security, as Keynote for Securing New Ground

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Littlejohn, a leading security practitioner, will share her insights with manufacturers, integrators, and others at the security industry’s top executive conference on Oct. 26. Silver Spring, Md. —The Security Industry Association (SIA) today announced Rose M. Littlejohn, Managing Director, Security, Meeting and Events Services and U.S. Travel, PwC (Pricewaterhouse Coopers), as a keynote presenter for…

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Dave Tynan of Axis Communications Honored as Sports Security Innovator

NCS4 and SIA present Dave Tynan (center) with the Sports Security Innovator Award. ​Dave Tynan of Axis Communications received the inaugural Sports Security Innovator Award, presented by the Security Industry Association (SIA) at the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) annual conference in Orlando, Florida, on Wednesday. Tynan, who is currently Axis’…

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